Woman's Hour

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, Health tests, Crime writer Margery Allingham

August 12th, 2015

Episode 327 of 985 episodes

Jenni speaks to Buffy Sainte-Marie. The singer, song writer and activist first came to prominence as part of the 1960's protest movement with songs like Universal Soldier. Over the course of her career, Buffy's made more than 20 albums, and spent five years appearing on Sesame Street. Health Tests are the focus of a BBC2's Horizon programme. Joining Jenni to discuss whether screening tests can be useful are Dr Iona Heath, former president of Royal College of GPs and Dr Anne Mackie, director of National Screening Committee. Suzi Godson, the relationships columnist for The Times has been speaking to men from their twenties to their eighties. In this programme, Max from Preston talks about how the impact of fatherhood came as a shock. Continuing the summer reading season the Queens of Crime, we look at Margery Allingham, the Essex writer who created the bespectacled sleuth Albert Campion. With Margery's biographer Julia Jones and writer Mike Ripley. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Claire Bartleet.

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